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< High Point Enterprise, Friday, March 17, 1961 71 Adults Accused Of Using Children To Fight Battles COLUMBIA (AP) - A magu- /ate convicted 36 Negro demon- trators here Thursday and accused the 10 adult defendants in the group of enlisting children "to ight your battles for you." The 36 were convicted of breach of the peace charges resulting rom an anti-segregation demonstration at the South Carolina State House March 2. Sixteen Negroes were convicted in two irevious trials and 137 other de- 'endants are scheduled for trial March 27. "For you I have absolutely no sympathy because each of you is a grown man," Magistrate Frank Powell told the 10 adults Thursday. You got children to fight your battle and my battle." The adults each received the maximum sentence of 30 day* ia jail or a $100 fine. Eight Negroes under the age of 17 received the minimum allowable sentence of five days in jail or $10. fine. Powell told them: "The court takes notice of the fact that you are not just minors )ut arc really just children. I jost lope when you become a man you won't use children to fight your battles as you have been used." He also warned them that the court will not take their ag« into consideration if they should come up before him in the future. An intermediate group, 13 Negro students between 17 and 20 years of age also received the maximum $100 fine or 30 days in jail but half the fine was ordered suspended on payment. At Rock Hill, meanwhile, three Negro girls were cleared of breach of the peace charges Thursday after they testified they did not hear police orders to disband a picket line. Another Negro girl and a Negro youth were convicted and given a choice of fines or jail terms. Each served notice of appeal and was released under bond. Notice of intention to appeal has been filed ia all the convictions at Columbia thus far. Those convicted as well as those still to be triec are free under $100 bonds. Among the adults convicted Thursday were David Carter, a Benedict College ministerial stu dent and a leader of the State House march, Lennie Glover, a 24-year-old student who was la- :er knifed by a white man during a sit-in, and the Rev. Benjamin Jlover, no relation, president of the Charleston chapter of the Na- ;ional Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Lennie Glover was stabbed by a white man during a sit-in at a Columbia store a few daya after the march on the State House. The white man escaped. Glover, stil in a hospital, was tried in absen- and accompanied them in ill* tia. The Rev. Mr. Glover was the only defense witness to testify Thursday. The Rev. Mr. Glover said he brought several young Negroes from Charleston for a youth rally march on toe State House. "I knew of no better time nor place to demonstrate than on the grounds of our capitol, which i» the seat of our policy-making," the Charleston minister declared. WESTERN GROUND BEEF IBS. WESTERN CHUCK BEEF ROAST 49c IB. U.S. WESTERN CLUB or T-BONE STEAK LDl • • • • 69* FAT BACK

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  1. The High Point Enterprise,
  2. 17 Mar 1961, Fri,
  3. Page 22

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